“Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.” ~ Emily Carr
Spring is a time of growth, expansion, change and new beginnings. The energy of the season is more Yang (active, motivating) in quality. Consider some of these common spring phrases:
All of these phrases speak to the energy and growth of the season. Out with the old and in with the new! But feeling ‘stuck’ happens. Anger and frustration can come up. You may know exactly what you want to achieve but, try as you might, you just can’t get it happening. On the other hand, you may not have a clear idea of ‘where to next’. So you don’t take any action. Because you can’t.
In Chinese medicine, Spring is associated with the Wood element and the Liver and Gall Bladder channels. Wood:
Metaphysically, the feet, ankles and knees are associated with life direction. They represent movement (forward, backwards and sideways) and agility. Specifically:
In order to make changes though, we must have a clear idea of where we’re going. We need to see the bigger picture. Otherwise it’s like driving a car with a foggy windscreen. If you’ve got the courage to accelerate, you’ll certainly end up somewhere … but maybe not where you want to be! Metaphysically, this is represented by the eyes, ears and nose. Specifically:
The return of Spring brings the return of the sun and our own inner light. It is awakening and shines a light on the areas of ourselves that we may wish to avoid (avoidance = eyes and ears). It's time to put into action the ideas and inspirations you've been peculating over winter. But what happens if you're stuck? To harness the Spring energy:
Take care until next time,
Here in Melbourne we’re right in the heart of winter. It’s cold, it’s wet but haven’t we been blessed with some beautiful sunny days! I hope you're enjoying those slices of sunshine and warmth as much as I am!
Winter is a time of retreat and stillness. We’re in the most Yin (quiet, cold) phase of the year and the energy of the season supports inward looking and reflective activities. It’s the perfect time to take stock and reflect on your inner and outer worlds. Think of where you were 3, 6 and 12 months ago. How have things changed? How have you changed?
Winter also represents the time of the ‘shadow’; the unconscious and most hidden parts of ourselves. Do you fear and avoid these darkest parts of yourself? Or do you have the courage to look at and work with your shadow aspects?
In Chinese medicine, Winter is associated with the Water element, the colour black and the Kidney and Bladder meridians.
photo: "Winter beach" ~ @nadineamber_
Embracing the energy of Winter
How would things be different if you could slow down (without guilt!) and listen to your body more? What if you were consistently in tune with your intuition? How does fear show up in your life? Do you struggle with motivation and willpower?
Embrace the heart of winter with a Winter session. Book your appointment online or call 0423 493 255.
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